The Giving Tree

by Shel Silverstein

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | October 7, 1964 | Hardcover |

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"Once there was a tree . . . and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.

Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk . . . and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older, he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave.

Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein''s moving parable for readers of all ages has offered an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another''s capacity to love in return.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 64 Pages, 7.87 × 10.24 × 0.39 in

Published: October 7, 1964

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060256656

ISBN - 13: 9780060256654

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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The Giving Tree

by Shel Silverstein

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 64 Pages, 7.87 × 10.24 × 0.39 in

Published: October 7, 1964

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060256656

ISBN - 13: 9780060256654

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"Once there was a tree . . . and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.

Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk . . . and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older, he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave.

Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein''s moving parable for readers of all ages has offered an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another''s capacity to love in return.

About the Author

Shel Silverstein is the author-artist of many beloved books of prose and poetry. He was a cartoonist, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist, and Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated songwriter.

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A young boy enjoys the shade of a generous apple tree, plays in its branches, eats its apples and the tree soon grows to love the boy. The boy puts more and more demands on the tree who gladly obliges. When he needs money, she gives him her apples for him to sell. When he needs a home she suggests he cut off her limbs and use them to build a house. When he is old and bored she offers the rest of herself for a boat so he can sail off. This deeply sad story of self-sacrifice and love will touch your heart. Even though Shel Silverstein wrote The Giving Tree for kids, people of all ages will respond to its message.

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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